Articles by Rev Dr J.A. Franklin

Rev Dr J.A. Franklin

Jamie is a priest in the Church of England, serving his curacy at a parish in the city of Nottingham. He trained for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon from 2017-2019 and holds a DPhil in Systematic Theology from the University of Oxford. Prior to training for ordination he had various jobs, among them piano teacher and virger at Winchester Cathedral. He is married to Lorna and has three small children. He also hosts Irreverend, a podcast about faith and current affairs.

Book Review: “Anglican Dogmatics”

Anglican Dogmatics: Francis J. Hall’s Dogmatic Theology, Abridged in Two Volumes. Edited and annotated by John A. Porter. Nashotah, WI: Nashotah House Press, 2021. 684 pp (Vol. 1); 710 pp (Vol. 2). $24.95 per volume (cloth); $19.74 per volume (paper). Writing as a priest in the Church of England, I am aware of the intense…


On Good and Bad Religion

7 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they wash their hands, observing the tradition of the elders; 4 and when they come from the…

The Virtue of Courage

Having lived through what has surely been the strangest and possibly most unpleasant twelve months that we in England have faced in its collective life for many decades, I am hoping and praying that the crisis that we have all been living with is now winding down and will soon be behind us. As Lent…

Living Death: An Ecclesial Apostasy

Another of the disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.” Matthew 8:22 “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for…

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